Daniel Erwin (L), director corporate safety and risk management, Southern Industrial Constructors, receives the STEP Platinum Award from Tom Headlee, vice president, Watson Electrical, chairman of the board, ABC of the Carolinas.
Southern Industrial Constructors has long been known for its commitment to safe work sites and recently was recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC of the Carolinas) with two awards acknowledging its commitment to safety, “The STEP Platinum Award” and “Specialty Contractor of the Year.”
Southern Industrial received the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum status, the highest rating given to companies who display the utmost levels of safety performance and long-term commitment to jobsite safety through training programs.
In addition, Southern Industrial was named the 2010 Specialty Contractor of the Year. More than 20 companies were nominated for this honor, and Southern Industrial was selected by the board of directors of the ABC of the Carolinas based on training and education, safety record and community involvement.
“Safety is a key component of the daily job in our business, and our industry must always be committed to it. On behalf of the entire team at Southern Industrial, we are honored to be recognized for our companywide efforts,” said John G. Wilson, president, Southern Industrial Constructors, and an employee for more than 30 years.
Safety is taken very seriously by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a national association representing more than 24,000 construction firms in 78 chapters across the United States. The organization maintains a strong commitment to safety education as it seeks to promote the industry nationwide.
“Quality, service and commitment to the industry define ABC’s Specialty Contractor of the Year, Southern Industrial,” said Doug Carlson, president and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas. “ABC members have recognized one of their peers for this award. Southern Industrial is a model for other companies to aspire to in the future.”
Both awards were presented recently at the ABC of the Carolinas Construction Conference in Wilmington, N.C.
About Southern Industrial Constructors
Founded in 1962, Southern Industrial Constructors is among the region’s largest private employers, providing heavy industrial construction services to organizations across the country.
These services include: comprehensive industrial construction; industrial electrical construction; complete plant relocations, installations and maintenance of manufacturing and process plants, turnkey rigging and precision millwright work; heavy lift and crane services; industrial process piping; precision civil/concrete work; and specialized metal fabrication/erection
Southern Industrial Constructors is based in Raleigh, with offices in Charlotte and Wilmington, N.C., and Columbia, S.C. It is the corporate parent of wholly owned subsidiary Southern Crane. The company advocates nationally for industry safety standards requiring its crane operators to be certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. All Southern Crane operators have been awarded NCCCO certification
For more information, visit southernindustrial.com.